Here’s what’s new at TheBestSchools.org for the week of November, 20, 2016:
New on the main TBS site
Coming in early December: our revised and expanded 2017-18 list of best online colleges! This list is eagerly awaited around the web, and we’re excited to bring you more schools and a new way to personalize the results for your particular needs. Exciting!
Our present list of 50 best online colleges
Graduates with MBA degrees are in demand, and that demand keeps growing. The Graduate Management Admission Council reports that 75% of employers surveyed intended to hire MBAs, with 85% citing that the number would be the same or even increase from the year before. But what type of MBA should people pursue and what type of job should they seek? We put together a list of what we think are the 10 best careers for those with an MBA.
New on the TBS Magazine site
In the spirit of the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, we think this is the perfect time to consider all the great things about receiving a college education. So as you loosen your belt, gorge on savory delights, watch the Detroit Lions lose a football game, and squabble lovingly with family members about long-unsettled hash, take a moment to consider these positive facts about college and a university education.
We outline how high school students can earn college credits, including a brief explanation of each program and a consideration of its benefits and drawbacks. We hope this helps you to take a leap forward, one that can ultimately make your college experience more affordable, efficient, and enriching.
It’s a good idea for international travelers to learn about a country’s culture and communication norms before they arrive. Being aware of topics like intercultural communication can help travelers recognize the value that specific cultures place on indirect and direct communication. Preparation is particularly important for those teaching abroad or traveling for business. Knowledge of international business etiquette is relevant for conducting meetings, building relationships with others and demonstrating respect for local culture.
There’s been a lot of chatter about the need for computer code developers recently, including the strong job prospects and the utility of developers in almost every industry. But for those interested in getting started, knowing the best first programming language to choose can be daunting.
As you read these words, your body is being permeated by radio and microwave radiation generated by both natural sources and the vast array of wireless electronic devices. Even power lines and the appliances they power emit subtle but easily detectable electromagnetic waves. Of any prior generation, the Millennials, those born after 1980, have received the greatest exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) during their formative years. Since they were children, Millennials have been saturated with EMF emitted by televisions, computers, laptops, tablets, cameras and wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth links. So, how do these energy fields impact the health of Millennials?
Noted singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen, a man whose beguiling lyricism and charred baritone moved and inspired listeners for 50 years, passed away recently. At 82 years old, Cohen leaves behind a brilliant and often devastating body of work. Because TBS Magazine is compelled by genius in all its forms, we would be remiss not to mark Cohen’s departure with our own thoughts. We hope you enjoy this poignant reflection—written at a time when Cohen was still alive—by our own James Barham.
In keeping with that musical theme and with our education focus, all the bands mentioned here got together while the members were still in school. Before going on to massive, world-conquering success—or at least respectable one-hit-wonder status—each of these 20 bands matriculated together. So remember, if you want to be a hugely successful rock star with money, groupies, and people on retainer just to sort your M&M’s by color, stay in school!
For those who love bands that are more…well, mobile…have we got some videos for you! Because we’ve come a long way from “Stars and Stripes Forever,” check out these eleven great college marching band performances that redefine the form and get us pumped for football on a Saturday afternoon.
We take a look at a college founder, this time the originator of the Ivy League’s Cornell University. Ezra Cornell had a fascinating life. Read on to discover how Cornell made his money by wiring America and how his socks went to outer space.
Another college founder, Anthony Joseph Drexel, not only began his eponymous college, but Walt Disney made a film about this millionaire’s life. As if that weren’t enough, Drexel’s sister became a Catholic saint. Read on to know more about Drexel’s fascinating life.
What do we know about school experience that brings out the best in students, whether public or private, wealthy or low-income, single-sex or coed, in strict environments or lax? What is the common denominator underlying every high-performing school, teacher, and educational approach in America?
In the aftermath of the American election, has the exodus to Canada begun? We heard a lot of both Democrats and Republicans threaten to move to our northern neighbor, but which party’s faithful beefed more?
An associate professor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand last week was surprised to find he had scored a speaking slot to present his paper during the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics. Christoph Bartneck had written the paper ‘Atomic Energy Will Have Been Available to a Single Source,’ almost entirely through the autocomplete function on his iPhone. Find out more!
Looks like there’s plenty of readable material there, so enjoy your post-Thanksgiving-dinner tryptophan-induced lethargy, and check out our latest and greatest. We’re grateful to have you as a reader!